GCHQ goes back to the future at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival

02 Jun 2015 to 07 Jun 2015
Last Updated: 02 Jun 2015
GCHQ will host a stand at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival 2015, showcasing activities created by current and former students and apprentices.

Event - 02 June 2015

This will be the 11th year that GCHQ has taken part in the prestigious Science Festival in Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens.

Located in the Discover Zone in Cheltenham Town Hall, GCHQ volunteers will demonstrate a variety of inspirational and innovative games, designed to test young visitors’ skills as well as showing them that science is most definitely fun.

GCHQ is a cutting edge technology organisation with a world-class workforce. One of the themes of this year’s Festival is ‘Back to the Future’. With this in mind, we need the next generation of talent to develop its science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills in order to become the workforce of the future.

The games and activities available will include:

  • Raspberry Pi ‘Bramble’ - a cloud computer in miniature
  • WebWise - a new app to test online safety awareness
  • NetAttack - participants play against the clock to stop a simulated cyber attack in this fast-paced reaction game
  • Secret Sight - a touchscreen game to test observation and maths skills
  • SketchBot - a remote-controlled robot which draws images
  • PES Proximity Entertainment System - use a proximity-sensing controller to play on-screen games.


Sketch Bot
©GCHQ 2015


Bramble Pi B
©GCHQ 2015


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